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Old 01-29-2008, 09:00 PM
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First, I'd like to start by apologizing about the picture quality. My camera is at the shop being fixed so all I had was my Iphone.

So I got my back today from the body shop where I got my grill and tailights painted. Problem is, I'm not too happy so I need your advice. IMO, I think the tailights should be darker and I think I should have had the star painted black as well. At first, I thought it would look great if I blacked out everything minus the chrome star but now it looks out of place, especially because I got the chrome line things painted black too unlike in the other thread which was left alone. I didn't like that look and thought this would look better. I guess it does look better than stock but I think it would look even better all black.

Anyways, I want to know what you guys think so here are some pics.







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Old 01-29-2008, 09:24 PM
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i like the stock better. however, i think it would look and flow nicely if the headlamps and fogs were blacked out a little too.
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tails are too dark imo, blackout the headlight housing and it will look better i think
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The taillights actually look perfect in the picture that you posted. I think the grille should have had the slats left in chrome like others did it tho.
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I wouldn't black out anything as it will stand out a little too much on the white body. I don't think the tail lights are too light, maybe a little too dark, but I wouldn't do anything to it. I suggest getting silvered turn signal bulbs so that the yellow doesn't show through the head lights and tail lights, it will give it a cleaner look.

I'm not sure about the tinted eyelids, your bumper corner markers should have been tinted instead. I agree with angeloxnet with tinting or blacking out the headlight housing, just like the C63. It will look better with your tinted eyelids.
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I like the tail lights and the grill, not so sure about the head lights
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Headlights housing needs to be murdered out. Taillights looks ok, could go a little darker then again you have a white car. Now to that grille, its all up to you really i personally would have maybe murdered the whole thing. or maybe paint the star chrome trim white? just an idea
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I'm not sure about the tinted eyelids, your bumper corner markers should have been tinted instead. I agree with angeloxnet with tinting or blacking out the headlight housing, just like the C63. It will look better with your tinted eyelids.
The eyelids haven't been touched and are actually stock. I'm going to try to borrow my buddies camera tomorrow or thurs and take some better quality pics.

The pics doesn't show the whole car either, I have the pano roof and limo tint all around, that's why I feel like I should go darker on the tailights.



The headlight housing, I think it would look pretty sick to get darkened but does that affect the lighting at all? As for the corner markers, I want to make those white so I'm waiting for the evosport to hopefully come out with those soon.
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Headlights housing needs to be murdered out. Taillights looks ok, could go a little darker then again you have a white car. Now to that grille, its all up to you really i personally would have maybe murdered the whole thing. or maybe paint the star chrome trim white? just an idea
I honestly think it would look really clean the star gets blacked out too. Thanks.
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<<First, I'd like to start by apologizing about the picture quality. My camera is at the shop being fixed so all I had was my Iphone.>>

How about some new pictures in daylight.
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yea the star looks out of place. try putting black electrical around the star to hide the chrome so you can see what it would look like before painting it. personally i would have left the chrome on the slits and the star but since you already painted it, might as well paint the start too.
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Im going to paint the whole grill black Iv decided. It will give it an ultra aggresive look with out having to get that really import look from braums grill. $0.02
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dude your camera is crap!
the grille looks fake haha you need better quality pics so we can really see!
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dude your camera is crap!
the grille looks fake haha you need better quality pics so we can really see!
Ya I know... I'll get pics up soon. Friend told me I should black the Benz emblem on the back and also the chrome trunk piece. Any thoughts?

Looking at the headlights, is there any downsides to darkening the inside in regards to lighting. There seems to be reflectors in there that shouldn't be painted...
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instead of doing the headlights yourself, buy the ones from the c63 or the new CLC .

those have black housing in the headlights.

then you can just sell yours on ebay or to someone
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Leave the back ALONE! other then the tail lights and the crome strip everything else is fine. DONT YOU DARE BLACK OUT THE EMBLEM! it would just be a beefed up camery then.
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Leave the back ALONE! other then the tail lights and the crome strip everything else is fine. DONT YOU DARE BLACK OUT THE EMBLEM! it would just be a beefed up camery then.
So I should do the chrome strip? Can anyone photoshop this? If I am going to black out the front star, shouldn't the back be done to match?
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That grill looks pretty good actually. Only thing I would change and I'm not entirely sure its possiable, but if you can remove that center star I would find a shop that could black chrome it. That would knock that chrome shine off of it to match the rest...but then you would want to do the other emblems in black chrome as well..its a never ending cycle ha ha.
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Wait! You painted the chrome strips on the doors black?!!!!

LET ME SEE!! Take some pix I am seriously interested to see what that came out like? I had some other ideas about what to do with it but i'm really curious to see what yours looks like! Please post those. IMO the tail lights look nice and I WOULD paint the star. Nice job! Please post!!!
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I would paint the crome strip black to complete the black and white look. and Im sorry i thought your car was black and you were going to paint the emblem black. Thats a bad idea lol. On a white car it would look sharp, if you really wanna keep the black and white style. and thos crome strips on the side of the car and paint black, it would look real nice on the white paint. Again sry for some reason i thought your car was black.
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Personally not feeling the hodge podge of blackness. If it's going to be blacked out, it all needs to be blacked. Black the chrome on the grill, the window trim, the lower door trim, the rear star and the trunk grab.

But then the stock wheels would have to go too, cause they ugly. And then once you have nicer bigger (cause if you're going to buy new wheels why stay stock?) wheels (flat black) then you have to kill the cheap ghetto fender gap with a new suspension.

Guess my point is, I don't much like half-done mod jobs. Go all in or leave it alone.

I'd have left the turn signals alone. Red on white is hotter imo than smoked on white.
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^Half mod jobs are just mod jobs that arnt finished lol.
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I am planning on adding black to the areas you've mentioned on my car in the future.
I kinda understand why your not 100% satisfied either
IMO I think the taillight is too black and you should have left the chrome areas on the front grille as-is, paint the inner areas black.

for the front grille; I think its best to get yourself the luxury version
and color it black, add black housed headlights and black "rimmed" tail lights
that should tone down the chrome and bring a fierce look

do that and you'll get that Brabus Bullit appearance *3rd pic is a CG with the chrome
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need to see it from a bit further distance. to see how the flow goes with your pano and stuff. I think it'll look nice if you're planning to get bigger wheels with black spokes and white lips.

+1 with the c63 headlights. if you can acquire one. Will look very agressive
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